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File:Portrait of Murasaki Shikibu.jpg|thumb||350px|Late 16th-century (Azuchi–Momoyama period) depiction of Murasaki Shikibu, by Kanō Takanobu was a Japanese novelist, Japanese poetry#Age of Nyobo or court ladies|poet and lady-in-waiting at the Emperor of Japan|Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of ''The Tale of Genji'', written in Japanese language|Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a descriptive name; her personal name is unknown, but she may have been , who was mentioned in a 1007 court diary as an imperial lady-in-waiting. Heian women were traditionally excluded from learning Chinese characters|Chinese, the written language of government, but Murasaki, raised in her erudite father's household, showed a precocious aptitude for the Chinese classics and managed to acquire fluency. She married in her mid-to late twenties and gave birth to a Daini...
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